WISH’s Les Vann and WTTV/WXIN’s Kerri Cavanaugh received high-profile industry awards as their stations made major changes in 2015.
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to buy spectrum space to sell to wireless, broadband and other technology and communications companies. And they appear willing to pay big bucks to get it.
Longtime anchorman Eric Halvorson said he wasn’t given a reason why his contract wasn’t extended by WISH-TV Channel 8, which lost its affiliation with CBS at the beginning of the year.
Elbert Tucker, who spent much of his 30-year TV news career leading stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, has been named news director, WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 announced Tuesday.
It’s not clear if Steve Bray is stepping down or was terminated at WISH-TV Channel 8, but sources said he has agreed to stay through the critical television ratings sweeps period, which concludes May 20.
The people behind locally produced “Pet Pals TV” launched a television show last month aimed at central Indiana baby boomers. “Boomer TV” is off to such a fast start, the show’s creators already have an eye on taking it national.
The move will give Channel 8 network programming for its evening schedule after it loses its CBS affiliation at the end of the year.
The personnel changes continue at WISH-TV Channel 8, which will lose its CBS affiliation to WTTV-TV Channel 4 on Jan. 1.